My photo
A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Hi Everyone

Are you all a bit chilly or is it just me?!?!?!?

Long sleeves and a big sloppy cardigan were needed today!!

The weather had better buck its ideas up for the weekend.  We would like lovely bright sunshine for the Festival (pretty please!).

Today has been a very productive day on the wedding front .. .. part of which involved cutting mountboard to fit into a frame for a table plan.

I was left with some leftover strips of the mountboard which I decided would be brilliant for die cutting as the dies would be nice and rigid .. .. so out came one of my favourite dies to test the theory on and I was right .. .. a brilliant die just perfect for dressing up:

This used:

Sentiment:  New from Pink Petticoat "Happy Birthday Sentiments" (have been waiting for these beauties and stalking the boutique waiting for their appearance LOL!!)
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "New Colour Palette Up-date
Sizzix Die "657186" Sewing Room
Distress Ink:  Tea Dye
Ribbons, button and pearls from the Stash Box

Not much of an ingredient list .. .. but it has resulted in a card I am happy with.

We had a lovely evening yesterday celebrating our youngest Son's birthday .. .. thank you for all the birthday wishes for him.  I passed them on and he says "thank you".

I have been up in the roof this evening passing down stuff to my hubby that I need to take to the Festival.  Still plenty to do .. .. but me being me I would never be satisfied no matter how much I had to take.  There definitely won't be as many cards to take as previous years .. .. weddings have taken pole position .. .. which is only right!

Catch you again tomorrow.

Off to cut hubby's hair now!



Marie-Louise said...

Such a pretty card.

Home sweet home said...

Wow!!!this is sooo gorgeous love the image and I love your papers too.

Wonderful and fabulous work:):)

Hugs Merethe

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the skirt.Yes it is cold I have had a jumper on all

Debs M said...

yes it is chilly and it's absolutely chucking it down! Great make, love the dress x

Vicky said...

Simply beautiful Jules...and loving the new sentiments too hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh it looks fab... i love the lace skirt.
I must dig out the dies you cut for me and have a go
Lisa x

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, Love the peach and black - you may not have used many ingredients but you have produced a stunning card - Victoria sponges only use a few ingredients but are delicious!! Pauline xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I think this is peachy! I'm trying to work out how you have affixed the skirt. Is it under the ribbon? The ribbon looks so smooth that I can't work it out and its fabulous, Jules. I want to make one just like it! Hugs, Lesley

G Peplow said...

Super card Jules, you have ben a busy lady since I was here last, so many beautiful cards:0)
Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your son :0)
This pretty dress form is great you could use so many different fabrics and change the way it looks, great job today, Gay x

Lorraine said...

I love this Jules. The dress looks fabulous. Great design.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Oh my!
I LOVE this card sooooo much Jules! The dress is gorgeous and the colours and layout are just perfect.

Hugs Sue

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the dress form.
Nikki x

Denise said...

This is lovely Jules - the die cut looks fabulous and I love the way you have decorated it.
Those new PP colours are really pretty.
Denise xx

Wendy said...

WOW! Love this Jules, it's absolutely gorgeous.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

Oh Jules you are amazing, not only do you create fabulous cards you even cut hubby's hair? I often joke to mine (while clipping our pooches) that if waits in line I'll do his too but he never takes up the offer lol!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules, great papers, I bought these after you left the link but as yet I've not used any :)

jacqui x

Viv said...

Talk about the frozen north.... I've put the heater on in the craftie space and am sitting here wearing socks! SOCKS!!!! Only 7 more 'sleeps' to go before flight to the sunshine.. thank goodness! And talking of cold, this dress form needs a cardi cos if she's as cold as me her body will be all goose-pimply! LOL Another great card Jules. x

Kath said...

A lovely card Jules - how many cards have you made for the festival?
Kath x

Cynthia said...

Oh my. This is one gorgeous card!!

XxJULESxX said...

Jules i do love the card it's gorgeous as usual! i love PP sentiments and the new colours are lush, they are on my wishlist now!

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Jules, I am loving this amazing creation hun. The dress form and colour combo are stunning. :o)

Donna x

Beryl said...

Fab card. You've dressed the dummy die perfectly and that sentiment is lovely. No wonder you've been itching to get hold of it. I went into a 'wedding' shop yesterday - just to have a look round. I was gobsmacked at all that goes into a wedding these days.So much bling everywhere and loads of stuff I'd never even heard of.
Beryl xx

cotnob said...

This is lovely Jules, you should be very happy with it. I love your papers and beautiful lacy skirt.

MagsB said...

Apparently we're to have hot weather at the weekend, so don't dig out the thermals yet!!

What a fab card, the dress makes me think of 1950s New Look fashions! Best of luck getting ready for the Festival!

And even more good luck wishes for cutting hubby's hair - mine INSISTS on going to the barber's even though I have a set of clippers! Men, eh??!

love Mags B xx

Sandy said...

Jules, you really do create beautiful cards!! Don't know how you fit in everything!! Thanks for your inspiration!!

Irene said...

Morning Jules,

Wow and wow again another stunning creation with fabulous papers and image.

mags said...

Beautiful Jules. Love how you have dressed the die.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh I just love this hun, the black against the paler colour looks fab!

Hugs Shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, hope the haircut goes well, love that card, you really have made a brilliant design with that skirt. hugs Shirleyxxx

coops said...

so stunning jules.really love the design and colours and the dress is fab :D

xx coops xx

lisa said...

I'm glad it's not just me, Jules, it's freezing. I just can't seem to get warm at all but flattly refuse to put the heating on yet!!!!
Love your little mannequin in her pretty dress.
Good Luck with the festival. I'm sure the weather will be behave for you and hope Hubby is pleased with his hair cut.
hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is just fabulous Jules, what a great idea, love it!
Helen x

Roma said...

Wow Jules !
stunning work ,i love it ! x

Sarah said...

Stunning card Jules. Love the way you've dressed the mannequin and the papers are gorgeous. Love Pink Petticoat.

Sarah x

Elizabeth said...

Is there no end to your talents ... cutting hubby's hair! Beautiful card - I wouldn't have thought of trying to die-cut mountboard ... another great tip :) Elizabeth xx